1. Identify and list all actions where your in-group displays loyalties toward the in-group.
There were very little actions that promoted the idea of loyalty. When given the option to give up the blanket, or have another prisoner suffer another night in the hole, you would choose to preserve your own comfort. If there was any idea of being connected, or having loyalty to one another within the “cell” it was quickly torn down by the guards, who would degrade you and put you into solitary confinement. With the idea of barricading themselves within their cell, the prisoners at first had the idea that they had some sense of power. Yet this force was treated with another act of force from the guards, and the punishment and harassment got worse.
2. Identify and list all actions where your in-group punishes those who do not conform to the in-group.
For the prisoner who came into the experiment in the middle of it, and decided not to conform to the in-group and to go out of the norm and to go on a hunger strike, he was punished by being out casted by the group. Not only did the other prisoners have to take more abuse because he decided to not listen to the guards, but he also refused to listen to the in-group when encouraged to eat. Therefore no one was willing to give up what they had so he would return to his cell. When you don’t do what you’re asked of by the guard, not only were you yourself punished, but also the other prisoners.
3. Identify and list all actions where your in-group shows antagonism towards your out-group.
Although in the beginning there was little punishment, as time went on and the differences between the groups became obvious, a power struggle. While the guards began to behave in aggressive ways by making them do pushups, stripping the prisoners of their clothes, and basic necessities, even making them act out scenes for their enjoyment, the prisoners became more depressed and passive, ultimately giving up. The antagonism came primarily from...